Chances of getting into Drake University

Drake University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.7%
Admission Difficulty for Drake University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Drake and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,659 out of 6,886 applicants were admitted making Drake a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Drake University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Drake SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
19%
SAT Scores for Drake University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Drake University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1250

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Drake University?

Drake University typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Drake University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >78%
1250 to 1360 Avg + 68%-78%
1140 to 1250 Avg - 56%-68%
1030 to 1140 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1030 Low <42%
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Drake ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Drake University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Drake University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Drake?

Admission data indicates that Drake regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drake University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Drake University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
27 to 30 Avg + 68%-78%
24 to 27 Avg - 56%-68%
21 to 24 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 21 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Drake University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Drake University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Drake accepts 68% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Drake University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,943 2,943 6,886
Accepted 2,731 1,928 4,659
Acceptance Rate 69% 66% 68%
Enrolled 455 295 750
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 15% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Drake University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Drake University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Drake University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153269 IPEDS survey data for Drake University.

Frequently Asked Questions

19% of students submit their SAT scores to Drake. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Drake. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1360. 19% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.